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When Will Oil Supply Overtake Demand?

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A Complete U.S. Foreign Policy Failure

A Complete U.S. Foreign Policy Failure

Oct 16, 2019 at 12:40 | Editorial Dept

Americans are retreating under fire from a NATO ally (with American nuclear bombs) and Washington’s latest Middle East policy is quite simply to ignore it and hope it all goes…

Don’t Believe The Oil Bulls

Don’t Believe The Oil Bulls

Oct 16, 2019 at 12:39 | Editorial Dept

Oil prices were flat over the last week with Brent trading near $59 while WTI was near $53. On the bearish side traders continue to lament the lack of progress…

Syria Fears Send Oil Prices Higher

Syria Fears Send Oil Prices Higher

Oct 09, 2019 at 12:26 | Editorial Dept

Turkey’s military invasion into northeastern Syria has moved crude prices higher after this week’s trading failed to move WTI below the $52 per barrel mark. With a further Middle Eastern…

Russia’s Oil Giants Are Addicted To Tax Breaks

Russia’s Oil Giants Are Addicted To Tax Breaks

Oct 09, 2019 at 12:19 | Editorial Dept

For much of the 2010s, Rosneft was the leading force on the Russian domestic crude market. It is one thing to produce 42-43 percent of Russia’s crude production, indubitably noteworthy…

A Long-Term Crisis Looms For Oil

A Long-Term Crisis Looms For Oil

Oct 09, 2019 at 12:16 | Ross McCracken

The US oil rig count continues to drop, falling by 3 to 710 for the week ending October 4, according to Baker Hughes data. It is now 18 percent down…

A Geopolitical Powder Keg In The Middle East

A Geopolitical Powder Keg In The Middle East

Oct 09, 2019 at 12:14 | Editorial Dept

The US-Iran Conflict is Playing Out in Iraq As we noted at the beginning of the intensification of the US-Iran conflict, the Middle East will begin to disintegrate not in…

Forget The Middle East – This Is The Real Threat To Oil

Forget The Middle East – This Is The Real Threat To Oil

Oct 09, 2019 at 12:13 | Editorial Dept

Oil prices continued to fall this week as the US and China stoked concerns that the two sides will fail to cooperate on a trade deal anytime soon. On the…

Oil Bears Are Taking Over Control

Oil Bears Are Taking Over Control

Oct 02, 2019 at 12:19 | Editorial Dept

Brent crude fell back below $59 this week as the world moved on from Saudi production outages and back into its increasingly familiar negative macro funk. Oil is now trading…

The War That Won’t Happen & The War That Already Is

The War That Won’t Happen & The War That Already Is

Oct 02, 2019 at 12:18 | Editorial Dept

Even with dissident Iranian sources providing a form of confirmation that the Iranian leadership ordered the September 14th attack on Saudi oil facilities, there will be no war. The Saudi…

A Crisis Looms Over U.S. LNG

A Crisis Looms Over U.S. LNG

Oct 02, 2019 at 12:16 | Ross McCracken

Trade talks between the US and China are expected to resume in October, but US LNG producers can already count the cost of earlier failed negotiations, which resulted in the…

Canada’s Output Cuts Are A Positive Thing

Canada’s Output Cuts Are A Positive Thing

Oct 02, 2019 at 12:15 | Editorial Dept

First, they said the production curtailments will remain in place until some 35 million barrels of excessive inventories are cleared. Then they said producers only need to wait until Enbridge’s…

Oil Posts Its Worst Quarter Of The Year

Oil Posts Its Worst Quarter Of The Year

Oct 02, 2019 at 12:13 | Editorial Dept

It seems this was all there could be in a groundbreaking attack on the planet’s most crucial oil infrastructure – two weeks of turmoil and crude prices start decreasing again…

Oil Suffers From Bearish Backlash

Oil Suffers From Bearish Backlash

Sep 25, 2019 at 13:51 | Editorial Dept

This week’s biggest news – Saudi Aramco managed to restore most of its affected production faster than anticipated and by Wednesday (September 25) is only missing some 0.2-0.3mbpd of output…

Nigerian Oil: The Further From The Mainland, The Safer For The Investor

Nigerian Oil: The Further From The Mainland, The Safer For The Investor

Sep 25, 2019 at 13:49 | Editorial Dept

Ambivalence is one of the first words that comes to mind when thinking about the state of Nigeria’s oil sector. Endowed with a truly tremendous resource base, it seems that…

The Oil Market’s Achilles Heel

The Oil Market’s Achilles Heel

Sep 25, 2019 at 13:47 | Ross McCracken

Oil prices have fallen back from their immediate highs following the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil processing and production facilities earlier in September. Nerves have been calmed by the promise…

A Geopolitical Earthquake In The Middle East

A Geopolitical Earthquake In The Middle East

Sep 25, 2019 at 13:45 | Editorial Dept

This is now the ultimate game of leverage between Iran and the United States, with Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure being used by Tehran to win concessions from Washington. There has…

Bearish Macro Backdrop Sends Oil Prices Lower

Bearish Macro Backdrop Sends Oil Prices Lower

Sep 25, 2019 at 13:44 | Editorial Dept

2018 was largely the year of the bull market that wasn’t. As the Trump administration planned sanctions on Iran’s oil prices rose from $70 in January to $86 in October.…

Which Countries Benefit The Most From The Saudi Supply Outage?

Which Countries Benefit The Most From The Saudi Supply Outage?

Sep 18, 2019 at 12:57 | Editorial Dept

The drone strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure marks one of the most serious incidents in the history of global energy. Albeit shorter than the 1979 Iranian Revolution or the…

All Eyes Are Off Venezuela

All Eyes Are Off Venezuela

Sep 18, 2019 at 12:55 | Editorial Dept

The drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq processing plant and Khurais oil field have upended the lethargic stupor that held sway as we have been coming out of the summer…

Provocation And Response: A Gulf War In The Making?

Provocation And Response: A Gulf War In The Making?

Sep 18, 2019 at 12:54 | Ross McCracken

Drone strikes September 14 on Saudi Arabian oil facilities have disrupted 5.7 million b/d of the country’s crude oil and gas production, representing more than 5% of global oil supplies,…

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